Elliott Lewis, Frankie Remley on the Jack Benny Show and Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show

Quiz 1 – Elliott Lewis

September 27, 2013

This week, and for the next few weeks, we're playing a game on our Facebook “Media Heritage, Inc.” and “Big Broadcast” pages. If you'd like to play, “like” one or both of those Facebook pages and on Mondays, we'll post a photo of an old radio “second banana”…a secondary or... Continue Reading »

Bob and Ray book cover, Keener Than Most Persons

Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons

September 16, 2013

Few radio personalities had as much success advancing, and making fun of, radio broadcasting in the 1950s than Bob and Ray. With an off-brand and completely unique style of humor, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding inspired and influenced many—from Bob Newhart to Woody Allen. The story of Bob and Ray... Continue Reading »

24-page booklet booklet for WKRC on a early television production system built by RCA

Television Robots

September 7, 2013

You might not have noticed, but your local television station may have already automated its live studio broadcasts. If not, they probably will in the coming years. Thanks to technological advancements, television stations have installed remote controlled cameras and other equipment for their studio-based news and sports programs. The purpose,... Continue Reading »

Jack Benny lost episodes DVD set

Jack Benny Rides Again

August 9, 2013

It’s not often when a DVD set comes out that falls smack-dab in the middle of the Media Heritage wheelhouse, but the new Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes set, by Shout Factory, is a set worthy of some fuss. The brain-child of Jack Benny Fan Club founder and leader... Continue Reading »

Bill McCluskey the man behind Cincinnati's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bill McCluskey and St. Patty’s Day

March 16, 2013

It's that time of year to remember St. Patrick and all things Irish and, for many older Cincinnatians, thoughts turn to the late Bill McCluskey. It was Bill McCluskey who co-founded Cincinnati's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1968 and he was often Grand Marshal of that parade when he was... Continue Reading »

Raymond Scott, (born Harry Warnow) famous composer for Warner Brothers

Raymond Scott

January 30, 2013

For those of us who studied—really studied—those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, the names that rolled through during the credits are permanently inscribed in our memories: Chuck Jones, Fritz Freleng, Robert McKimson, music by Carl Stalling, voices by Mel Blanc. One name that did not... Continue Reading »

Television Musical Chairs

December 21, 2012

Future broadcast history is being made today in the form of some significant changes in the Greater Cincinnati television business. Recently national media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcasting purchased WKRC television, also known as “Local 12.” This purchase is significant because the station becomes the largest and most influential station in the... Continue Reading »